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Technical Considerations for ACHD Imaging

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Abstract

There are now more adults alive with congenital heart disease than children (Marelli et al. 2007), and many will have ongoing problems despite surgical repair. Surgery is never a cure—merely a fix—and in some cases directly introduces new problems that were not present previously (Celermajer and Greaves 2002). ACHD patients therefore generally require lifelong follow-up in specialized institutions where the technical and clinical expertise exists to recognize and deal with issues as they arise.

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  1. 1.Sanghvi Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging Professor of Cardiology and PediatricsUniversity of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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